Chelsea tasted their first sting of defeat in the Premier League in the game against Spurs at Wembley on Sunday.
Tottenham romped to any easy 3-1 win with two early goals in the first half and a third later in the second 45 of the clash.
Olivier Giroud scored a consolation for Chelsea, as the Blues failed to add more teeth to their drab play up front.
Chelsea looked completely submerged in troubled waters after Spurs sparked roars across the stadium when they doubled their lead before half-time.
You would have predicted a bounce back from Chelsea, given how resilient and spectacular they have been, since before the international break.
However, they were sunk further when Spurs added a third to make it 3-0. Giroud consolation goal came late on, but the damage had already been done.
Maurizio Sarri showed a sad face after the clash, and bemoaned at his team’s performance.
Sarri described Chelsea’s performance as a disaster, but parried talks of dipping into the market in January, saying the whole team needs a complete re-dress, before stretching his options next summer.
The Blues slipped to fourth after the loss yesterday, seven points adrift leaders Manchester City.